"Begr; means begraven = burial or buried at
geboren or geb means born
overleden or overl means died
Getrouwd or getr means married
Gescheiden or gesch means divorced
zoon van or zn van is son of
dochter or dr van means daughter of
gedoopt or ged.…"
HiI've just been looking at the "Memory of the Netherlands" website at www.geheugenvannederland.nl It's fantastic. Thousands of pictures of people - including my great grandfather. There's a option at the bottom of the first page to change to English language which is helpful. I didn't notice this at first. SaskiaResearching SCHOUTENSee More
"I've inherited a family tree of the POT family who lived in Papendrech/Slikkerveer area of South Holland. It goes back to the 17th Century and is strong on dates but lacks any background stories behind the names. I'm astonished to learn…"
Thanks. It does make sense now. May I ask another question? My uncle has written against another entry - Petronella Wilhelmina van der Zaag who was born in Zuidland in 1759 and died in 's-Gravenhage in 1833 - "otr.15-6-1785…"
The abreviation ald. stands for "aldaar". It literally means "there". It refers to a place mentioned before, like: John was born on 1 Aug 1964 in Amsterdam. He married Susy on 20 November 2001 aldaar (= also in…"